Since April is Occupational Therapy Month, it’s a good time to reflect on how occupational therapists help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world each year.Despite the important services they provide, many people don’t understand what an occupational therapist (OT) does. An OT is a licensed health and rehabilitation professional that works with people of all ages with mental, physical, developmental, social or emotional problems to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.
Recently, Lifeway Mobility had the honor of working with Joseph, a 29-year-old Navy combat veteran who suffered a spinal cord injury while working his job as a delivery driver. After a 6-month stay at Gaylord Hospital, he returned home paralyzed from the chest down and with limited use of his arms. Prior to his accident, Joseph was in good health and faced no mobility issues.